Singapore government pledges to beef up data security after breaches
Mia Hunt reports:
The Singapore government is to establish a new Data Security Office and implement a number of measures to better safeguard citizen information, following a series of serious data leaks.
The decision to set up the new unit, which will be part of the Prime Minister’s Office, comes after a committee found that 75% of government agencies are not keeping up with existing data security legislation in at least one area.
According to GovInsider, the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee began its review into how the government handles citizen data on 31 March, in the wake of major breaches including the SingHealth leak of personal information belonging to 1.5 million healthcare patients.
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